• Ferris State Public Relations Program Welcomes Tom Hanley

    January 29th, 2015The Public Relations program gained a new addition this semester. Tom Hanley, APR, Vice President, Client Services at Wondergem is teaching the Public Relations capstone course this semester while Dr. Patrick Bishop completes his sabbatical.Tom brings more than 28 years of public relations experience to share with the Public Relations program. Spectrum Health recruited Tom in 2007 to direct communications for Helen Devos Children’s Hospital. Later, he initiated the Corporate Social Responsibility program at Spectrum Health. He currently works at Wondergem Consulting, a public relations agency in Grand Rapids. “We're so fortunate to have Tom join us in the PR program at Ferris,” said Dr. Patrick Bishop. “Tom is a professional of the highest caliber with outstanding real world...
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  • Sixth Graders Experience Ferris for the First Time

    April 1st, 2014Sixty sixth grade students from Reeths-Puffer Intermediate School students visited the College of Business to get their first look at a college campus. This visit to Ferris was part of a long-term goal to inspire the Reeths-Puffer students to pursue higher education. Many of the students had never been on a college campus before and were ecstatic to explore Ferris....
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  • “Love What You Do” in Ferris State PR

    February 12th, 2014Some students hem and haw about their college workload, and then there are those who truly love the career path they’ve chosen and they dive right in, loving every minute of it. Students in Ferris State University’s Public Relations program are one such group that love what they do and live by that philosophy....
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  • PR Student Interns at 500 Festival in Indianapolis

    June 20th, 2013  Olivia Adams, a public relations student, recently finished her internship with the 500 Festival in Indianapolis, IN. The 500 Festival is a non-profit organization that helps organize one of the most important races in Indy Car racing, the Indianapolis 500. Hosted at the world’s largest spectator sporting facility, the event attracts more than 250,000 fans each year. An internship of this magnitude comes with a lot of responsibilities. Olivia took on the role of writing the 500 Festival Parade scripts, writing and distributing press releases, attending television and radio interviews, and managing the website. She also was the social media manager, overseeing the 500 Festival’s Twitter and Facebook accounts. “I am getting the PR experience I've always wanted!...
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